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New Self-Adaptive Material Heals Itself, Stays Tough

Scientists have invented a self-adaptive material that heals itself and bounces back from extraordinary compression which may be useful for tissue engineering or lightweight structural applications. The material created by researchers at Rice University in Texas, US combines self-healing and reversible self-stiffening properties. Called SAC (self-adaptive composite), the material consists of what amounts to sticky, […]

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Uber Launches ‘Trip Experiences’ API on Its Developer Platform

At Uber’s first ever Asian hackathon held in Bengaluru on Tuesday, taxi aggregator Uber announced the launch of its Global API called Trip Experiences. Launched on developers.uber.com, it lets startups leverage Uber’s API to provide an enhanced and gamified travel experience during the free time that Uber riders have during their trips. Saad Ahmed, Business […]

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LeTV’s Le Max, Le 1s India Launch Set for January 20

Chinese firm LeTV has started sending media invites for an event on January 20 where the company is expected to launch its first phones in India. The company is likely to launch the Le Max alongside the Le 1s smartphone. The official invite for the launch event doesn’t say much about the upcoming devices. LeTV […]

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India Outstrips Canada to Join Top 3 Porn-Watching Nations

The verdict is out. Ban or no ban, India is watching more porn than ever. In 2015, India knocked out Canada to grab the third position – after the US and Britain – in visiting one of the world’s largest adult websites Pornhub. In its annual review of how people around the world watch porn, […]

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Trend Micro Antivirus Vulnerability Left Users Open to Attack

Security firm Trend Micro has released an update for its antivirus suite that among other things fixes a vulnerability that allowed an attacker to execute malicious code on an affected system. The emergency patch release comes a week after a Google Project Zero researcher called out Trend Micro, disclosing the vulnerability to public. The vulnerability […]

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New SuperMHL cable can bring 8K content to your TV

NEW DELHI: Porting 8K (7680x4320p) content from your desktop to the TV can become a breeze with the new SuperMHL cable. The MHL Consortium has proposed that the SuperMHL should replace the HDMI as the standard in laptops and desktops as a means to transmit video to TVs as it can support 8K resolution. Apart […]

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This Google Chrome extension alerts women to stop saying “sorry” at work

NEW YORK: Saying sorry might sound like good manners but a new app is helping women to stop apologizing so often that they undermine their authority, particularly in the workplace. “Just Not Sorry” highlights each time a user types a key word or phrase such as “sorry,” “I think” or “I’m no expert” in email, […]

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Crash rate of self-driving cars less than conventional cars

WASHINGTON: Self-driving cars are involved in fewer crashes on average than vehicles with a driver behind the wheel, a study released on Friday by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute shows. The study was commissioned by Alphabet Inc’s Google unit, which has reported a series of minor crashes involving its self-driving fleet. It looked only at […]

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Renault-Nissan alliance plans self-driving cars over next four years

SAN FRANCISCO: The alliance between automakers Renault and Nissan will launch more than 10 cars with self-driving technology over the next four years in the United States, Europe, China and Japan, the partnership’s leader said. The alliance also said it hired technology executive Ogi Redzic to lead its connected car efforts as senior vice president […]